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focus - day 11

Hey guys!

today is day 11 cigarettes free .The first few days were agony , I cried , I was angry , I felt alone , I started remembering all of the times i smoked . triggers of situations were i usually smoke came to me strong (which is all the time lol).felt lost and confused , like I've lost someone important in my life .

I actually went to an early morning picnic with so many people from the hospital where my sister work , I don't socialize much and such situations make me wanna go somewhere quiet and smoke alone , but i didn't feel tempted to smoke it was fine .

I started watching many videos talking about how to quit . i read so much about " alan carr easy way to stop smoking " and how its effective and all. so i was curious to check it out, i didn't buy the book , i did however watch a video which is what the book is about with details. and Omg i found it so enlightening .

I really needed to watch such a video , where it opens your eyes on the fact that by quitting , you are not being deprived , you are not missing on anything and it helps you understand why you are addicted to it really, so you feel like wow okay thats stupid, why would i smoke ! how it doesn't calm you down , you feel calm after you smoke because your on a nicotine withdrawal all the time when you are not smoking , so by smoking you are feeding the addiction "little monster" so you feel better , so its a fake pleasure in a way, but of course the way they explain it is so much to the point and make you go "aha".

I dont wanna jinx it but I am doing good so far , and i pray that things get easier.

Also i am trying to be active and go out as usual and not avoid triggers because i have to face them . I have to get used to life without cigarettes .I just love the freedom where cigarettes won't control how i feel and how i react .

when it comes to food i expected to eat more but my appetite is pretty much the same, and finally!! my taste buds are back !

one more thing , i suddenly lost interest in coffee , and am your typical "Coffee addict"

I'd drink 5 cups of coffee a day , if its not a crazy day.

But am kinda just trying to focus on why am doing this and go with it day by day .and see how things go

Have a wonderful day :)

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Congratulations Soosa on 11 days smoke free, awesome👏👏👏

Alan Carr has helped many of our members and you can download it for free. Great to have a read of it from time to time👍

So glad you're feeling the benefits and loving the freedom you have gained. THANKYOU for sharing this with us. Great quit😊


Hi Soosa and welcome to quit support

Congratulations on your 11 day quit

I absolute love your positive attitude :) :)

We have a number of people who have quit after reading Allan Carrs book.

You are doing brilliantly - Believe that you can and you will :) :)

Your taste buds will change,..and not having 5 cups a coffee a day has its own health benefits :)

Being physically active certainly helps - especially some cardio /swimming to get them lungs working :) : }

Keep up the awesome quit you have going there :) :) We have a motto we use NOPE - Not One Puff Ever...sounds easy :D


Well done you. The early days are the worst but everyday it gets easier.

As a smoker It consumes your life and you live your life around smoking. I'd dread going to places where you couldn't smoke or I'd worry about when I could have the next nicotine shot. It dictated my life.

But when you give up its like taking back control of your life, which is amazing really.

It's still early days for me but I know I will never ever smoke again. Just by saying that I don't believe myself. It's such a struggle.

I've given up before and in my experience you can never let your guard down. It's an uphill battle but once you have started the journey you have to keep going and never look back.

My daughter keeps telling me that I keep talking about smoking etc but that's because these early days it's on my mind all the time.

As the weeks go on I know it will get easier and I will think about it less and less until you get to a point when you realise that you haven't thought about it for a while.

So never let your guard down and keep strong.

You are not alone and we can get through this together.

Teric x


Hey soosa ☺

It does get easier ... little by little the edge falls away .. that angry agitated confused feeling ... it reduces week by week.

Unfortunately it never seems to dissapear completely (so far). For me at the moment its learning to deal with it i suppose and taking deep fresh air breaths

All my family and work colleagues have been great with me , my mood swings and very short fuse i have had for over 2 months have drawn quite a few comments from people who dont know me or what we have all been going through.

Great to read your story keep strong



Congrats joeuk👏🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉10 weeks

Welcome to our quit support family😊

We're a friendly bunch!

Have a great smokefree day😷😷😷😷🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭

Not One Puff

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Wow Soosa, 11 days in and you have it all going on... Withdrawals, taste buds working, understanding about the triggers & freedom. Took me months to get where you are 😊

Keep this site nice and close and if you let monky know your quit date then he'll get you a nice shiny winners badge to go alongside that great quit of yours😊

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Hi Soosa, a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support community :) and a massive well done to you :) day 11 now then :) WAYYYYY HAYYYYYY thats the way to gooooo :) :)

What I would suggest Soosa, if you havnt already, make a list of the WHY's you want to quit :) and maybe make a few copies and stick them around your home where that flippin mr nic gets at you :) like perhaps in your bedroom, soooo, when you wake up in the morning, you can see it and read it :) try to memorise it, cos this will help you to keep focused on your quit and when the going gets tough eh :) :)

Your doing ever so well Soosa and I am soooo proud of you :)

Take care now and see's ya soon :)

Pete :)


PS, Soosa :)

I will put your quit date down as the 2/3/16 :) if this is wrong, please let me know and I will rectify it for you :)


Congrats soosa👏🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉almost 2 weeks!!!!

It took me 5 months to believe cigarettes would not help my mood improve..... I thought it would never go away ( the belief that they helped depression, stress etc)

Finally I am free of the addiction and dependence 😀

But of course with every addiction, ole Mr Nic can rear his ugly head at any time when I'm vulnerable so I keep an eye out especially since I'm around quite a few friends who smoke..

On site we say.... Nope... Not One Puff Ever!!!!!!!

Have a great day😷😷😷😷😷🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭xx

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woow guys thank u so much for the support !!!!

you are all so wonderful :)


Hiya Soosa, I hope your well :)

If you need any help or have any questions or just want a chat, then please feel free to come on here :) :)

I'm sooo PROUD of you Soosa, cos your doing just flippin great :) :)

NOPE alllllllll the wayyyyyy :) :)


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